Harvard researchers' 3D printed soft robots can sense movement, pressure, temperature

Feb.28, 2018 - Researchers at Harvard University have developed a platform for creating 3D printed soft robots with embedded'sensors'that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and temperature. The researchers are calling it a 'foundational advance' in soft robotics. More

Massive 'Plastic Madonna' being 3D printed from 100,000 plastic bottles in the Netherlands

Feb.28, 2018 - Klean, a Dutch organization dedicated to reducing and reusing plastic pollution, is recreating one of the most iconic female figures in art history, the Madonna, using plastic waste and 3D printers. More

Maker Profile: Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu on being a woman in tech, 3D printed wearables, more

Feb.28, 2018 - Over the last few years, Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu has become one of the most popular makers in the 3D printing community, as well as one of the most outspoken women in the field. 3Ders got the chance to speak with Naomi about her remarkable position in the maker community. More

CARBOPRINT: new carbon 3D printing service from ExOne, SGL Group

Feb.28, 2018 - ExOne, an industrial 3D printing company based in North Huntingdon, PA, has partnered with SGL Group to make 3D printed carbon and graphite components under the brand name CARBOPRINT. More

Smart OWA Speaker with customizable 3D printed casing on Kickstarter

Feb.28, 2018 - A French startup has designed a customizable 3D printed smart speaker. The product, called the OWA Speaker, is currently being featured in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. More

Jugnoo, India's auto-rickshaw ride sharing app, launches Printo 3D printing store

Feb.28, 2018 - Jugnoo, an Indian app for on-demand transport and logistics that specializes in auto-rickshaw rides, has made inroads into the field of additive manufacturing with a new on-demand 3D printing store: Printo. More

Can't afford the Sony AIBO? 3D print a robotic cat

Feb.27, 2018 - Programming expert Rongzhong Li has designed a complex 3D printable robotic cat equipped with artificial intelligence and numerous cool features. The fake feline, which contains an Arduino Pro Mini and a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, has a 'Super Hard' classification on hackster.io. More

Printin' in the wind: 3D printed harmonica microphone produces great sound

Feb.27, 2018 - US harmonica specialist BlowsMeAway Productions has developed RackIt!, a handsfree 3D printed harmonica microphone that can be plugged directly into an amp. It sound has been described as retro and modern at the same time. More

Carpenter acquires metal 3D printing powder producer CalRAM

Feb.27, 2018 - Carpenter Technology, a Philadelphia-based steel manufacturer and distributor, has acquired MB CalRAM LLC, a California aerospace company specializing in powder bed fusion metal 3D printing services. More

Dolce & Gabbana shocks audiences by sending purse-carrying drones down the runway

Feb.27, 2018 - Italy's Dolce & Gabbana is the latest fashion house to use tech in its runway display. At the recent D&G Fall/Winter 2018/19 Women's Fashion Show in Milan, the models were left a bit empty-handed as drones were tasked with showing off the brand's latest handbags. More

Create it REAL raises $1.3M to improve 5x faster encrypted 3D printing platform

Feb.27, 2018 - Danish 3D printing R&D center Create it REAL has raised $1.3 million in an investment round led by the Danish Growth Fund. The company makes bespoke 3D printers for clients, and its 3D printing platform can print up to 5x faster than standard FDM 3D printers. More

VERASHAPE launches VSHAPER Open Innovation program for 5-axis 3D printing tech

Feb.27, 2018 - Polish 3D printer manufacturer VERASHAPE has launched VSHAPER Open Innovation, a program aimed at involving clients in the development of additive manufacturing solutions. The company released the VSHAPER 5-Axis 3D printer last year. More

Optomec Aerosol Jet HD: new electronics 3D printer capable of 20-micron feature sizes

Feb.27, 2018 - Optomec, an additive manufacturing company based in New Mexico, has unveiled the Aerosol Jet HD System 3D printer, a configurable production platform that can 3D print a wide range of electronics materials with features as small as 20 microns. It has also partnered with HUSUN Technologies. More

Saskatoon's 3D printed camper complete, breaks record for largest indoor 3D print

Feb.26, 2018 - A 3D printing cafe in Saskatoon, Canada has not only completed the first ever 3D printed camper, but has also captured the title for largest indoor 3D print to date. More

Maker 3D prints his dad's childhood drawings and the results are incredible

Feb.26, 2018 - A talented maker named [Ronald] has carried out an incredible 3D modeling and 3D printing project. The maker found childhood sketches of a submarine made by his father in the 1970s, turned them into a detailed 3D printed model, and presented the model to his father. More

SD3D acquires 3D Matter, makes OptiMatter material optimization software free

Feb.26, 2018 - SD3D, a 3D printing automation company based in Dallas, Texas, has acquired New York software company 3D Matter. SD3D was originally a client of 3D Matter, using its material optimization and forecast tools to improve its 3D design and 3D printing production services. More

Indian space agency plans to 3D print igloo-like outposts on the moon

Feb.26, 2018 - The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is reportedly exploring the possibility of creating 3D printed lunar habitats on the moon. The space agency joins NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and Russia in the race to settle on the Earth's only permanent natural satellite. More

3D printed Howl's Moving Castle is an epic tribute to Studio Ghibli

Feb.26, 2018 - Maker [Mag-net] has designed a detailed 3D printed replica of the castle from Howl's Moving Castle, the 2004 Studio Ghibli movie. Luckily for those who want to get 'spirited away' by their 3D printer, [Mag-net] has made the design available to download for free. More

Atlas 3D Sunata: new DMLS 3D printing software uses 'Thermal Circuit Network' for optimal orientation & supports

Feb.26, 2018 - Metal 3D printing software company Atlas 3D has released Sunata, its new software for Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) 3D printers. The software provides automatic orientation and support structures. More

The 10 best 3D printed porgs inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Feb.26, 2018 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi might be wrapping up its long tenure in movie theaters, but its impact is still being felt around the cinematic world. Some of the movie's more lighthearted moments involve porgs, prompting the inevitable deluge of 3D printed porgs. Here are 10 of the best. More

New SMARTTECH 3D scanning software promises one-click triangle meshes

Feb.26, 2018 - Polish metrology and 3D scanning company SMARTTECH has released the latest version of its 3D data editing software: SMARTTECH3Dmeasure v. 2018. The company will make a live presentation of the software at TCT Asia 2018. More

Shocking news! 3D bioprinted 'electric eel' hits 110 volts, could power your pacemaker

Feb.25, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), University of Michigan, and UC San Diego have 3D bioprinted an electric eel-inspired device that produces 110 volts from hydrogels. They are presenting their findings this week in California. More

Johnson & Johnson to research 3D bioprinted organs in Ireland

Feb.25, 2018 - Medical and pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is opening a dedicated 3D bioprinting lab at Ireland's Trinity College Dublin. The lab will occupy a 100-square-meter space at the university's Biomedical Sciences Institute building. More

3D printed robotic flowers could save bee populations

Feb.25, 2018 - An Australian artist has come up with a novel idea for saving declining bee populations. The conceptual project, called 'Synthetic Polleniser,' relies on 3D printed robotic flowers and artificial pollination to encourage bees to breed. More

Samsung Galaxy S9 (available in lilac) to be unveiled in AR

Feb.24, 2018 - Attendees of Samsung's forthcoming Unpacked 2018 launch event will get a chance to see the Samsung Galaxy S9 via a special augmented reality presentation. The new smartphone will be available in a new lilac color. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: Made In Space, Voodoo Manufacturing, Star Trek Online, more

Feb.24, 2018 - This week in 3D printing saw records broken, new leadership appointments, and lots of new additive manufacturing equipment for the dental industry. Check out some of the week's top 3D printing stories. More

Gucci's latest fashion accessory: 3D printed heads?

Feb.24, 2018 - Fashion house Gucci sure turned heads at its Fall 2018 runway show in Milan this week...but not in the way you'd expect. More

Dyze Design to launch fast & durable tungsten carbide 3D printer nozzle on Kickstarter

Feb.23, 2018 - Montreal-based Dyze Design is preparing a Kickstarter campaign for its newest product: the Tungsten Carbide Nozzle. The 3D printer nozzle, which promises high flow and abrasion resistance, is compatible with a range of popular 3D printer brands including Ultimaker, Prusa, and Lulzbot. More

Fathers and sons are 3D printing arms for each other

Feb.23, 2018 - In Missouri, a teenager has 3D printed a custom prosthetic arm for his veteran amputee father, while across the pond in the UK, a father has 3D printed a prosthesis for his 10-year-old son, born without a left hand. It's a lovely snapshot of 3D printing in 2018. More

FATHOM releases Crystallon, lattice 3D printing plugin for Rhino & Grasshopper

Feb.23, 2018 - FATHOM, a rapid prototyping company based in Oakland, CA and Seattle, has developed Crystallon, an open source 3D printing plugin for creating lattice structures in Rhino and Grasshopper. More

3D Systems' high-speed NextDent 5100 3D printer will cost under $10K

Feb.23, 2018 - 3D Systems has unveiled its new NextDent 5100 3D printer and 18 new NextDent resins for dental 3D printing. The news caps a busy week for 3D printing in dentistry, with several manufacturers launching products at LMT Lab Day Chicago 2018. More

Another giant leap for Made In Space: Guinness World Record for longest 3D printed object

Feb.23, 2018 - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley company that sent the first 3D printer into space, has announced its latest additive manufacturing feat: it has received the Guinness World Record for the world's longest 3D printed object. More

TU Eindhoven's 3D printed Noah car showcases future of sustainable automotive design

Feb.23, 2018 - A team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology's TU/ecomotive group has designed a 3D printed concept car called Noah. The car showcases the potential of automotive evolution and, importantly, sustainable mobility. More

Stratasys presents multi-material Objet260 Dental 3D printer & more at Chicago dentistry event

Feb.23, 2018 - Stratasys has announced that it is further solidifying its position within the digital dentistry market with the release of new and integrated 3D printing products, including a multi-material 3D printer. More

Singapore's Hitch3DPrint aims to make metal 3D printing more accessible through online 'hitching' service

Feb.22, 2018 - Hitch3DPrint, a Singapore-based startup, is looking to make metal 3D printing a whole lot more accessible to individuals and small companies. No, it hasn't released a magically cheap metal 3D printer, but it has come up with a novel system that allows people to pool their metal 3D prints into one large print job. More

CollPlant joins ReMDO's massive bioprinting consortium to develop bioink for 3D printed organs

Feb.22, 2018 - CollPlant, a 3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine company, has joined the ReMDO Advanced Biomanufacturing Initiative to develop a universal bioink with tunable properties. The bioink would be used for 3D printed tissues and organs. More

Artist Rosalie Yu 3D scanned her yummy desserts for 2 years as part of VR, 3D printing installation

Feb.22, 2018 - In her project 'Ritual of Habits,' artist Rosalie Yu explores her relationship with sugar by digitally capturing all the sweets and desserts she has eaten, transforming them into a virtual reality experience and a 3D printed installation. More

Winter Olympics: 3D printing helps France's greatest Olympian scoop biathlon gold

Feb.22, 2018 - Frenchman Martin Fourcade, winner of the men's biathlon 12.5 km pursuit at the Winter Olympics, shot his way to victory using a rifle made with 3D printing technology. The rifle was developed by Athletics 3D ' Olympics & Fitting, and prototyped on a Zortrax 3D printer. More

Bosch buys Ultimaker 3D printers for facilities across the globe

Feb.22, 2018 - German engineering and electronics company Bosch has made a significant investment in Dutch 3D printer company Ultimaker. The latter will supply its Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printers to Bosch facilities across the world. More

Shapeways appoints Open Education's Gregory Kress as new CEO

Feb.22, 2018 - 3D printing marketplace and service Shapeways has announced the appointment of a new CEO. The company's new man in charge is Gregory Kress, who is filling the role previously held by Shapeways co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen. More

Star Trek Online captains can now 3D print their starships

Feb.22, 2018 - Star Trek Online, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), now lets gamers 3D print their starships. The cool 3D printing feature comes thanks to a partnership between software company Perfect World, developer Cryptic Studios, and cloud 3D printing company Mixed Dimensions. More

3D printed terracotta pavilion by HKU on show in Shenzhen, China

Feb.22, 2018 - A team from the University of Hong Kong's robotic fabrication LAB is exhibiting a three-square-meter pavilion made from 3D printed terracotta bricks. It is being displayed at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, China. More

Facebook now lets you share 3D models

Feb.21, 2018 - Facebook has introduced 3D posts, letting AR and VR developers (and even 3D printer users) share their 3D models with friends or fans. The 3D models can be viewed from all angles in the Facebook News Feed. More

Brooklyn's Voodoo Manufacturing diversifies 3D printing service with fleet of large-format 3D printers

Feb.21, 2018 - Brooklyn-based Voodoo Manufacturing is expanding its 3D printing service. Quite literally, in fact, as it is now offering large-format 3D printing to its clients. The company says the new service will enable customers to 3D print objects nearly eight times the size as was previously possible. More

Johns Hopkins cleaning up 3D printed surgical models with new PostProcess Technologies gear

Feb.21, 2018 - PostProcess Technologies, a 3D printing company based in Buffalo, New York, is working with Johns Hopkins University to automate post-printing technologies for 3D printed surgical models. More

SLM Solutions 3D printing rare parts for Audi W12 engine

Feb.21, 2018 - German metal 3D printing company SLM Solutions is working with automaker Audi to make prototypes and spare parts. Components like the water adapter of the little-used Audi W12 engine are being 3D printed on the SLM 280 3D printer. More

EOS increases 3D printer production in Germany, expands Asian operations

Feb.21, 2018 - EOS is upping its production capacity with the opening of a significantly larger facility. The company has also relocated its system manufacturing facilities to Maisach-Gernlinden, bringing production closer to its Krailling headquarters near Munich, Germany. More

Digitize your 35 mm photos with this free 3D printable film scanner

Feb.21, 2018 - Alexander Gee, a photographer and Thingiverse user from New Zealand, has designed a 3D printable 35 mm film digitizer that works with a Sony E-mount camera to capture film negatives in full detail. The tool is essentially a 1:1 'enlarger.' More

Maker 3D prints T'Challa's vibranium spear for ultimate Black Panther cosplay

Feb.21, 2018 - Maker Darrel Maloney (aka Broken Nerd) has designed and 3D printed an amazing replica of T'Challa's spear from Marvel's 'Black Panther' film. Check it out. More

Kentstrapper's Mavis 3D printer gets twin extruders

Feb.21, 2018 - Kentstrapper, an Italian desktop 3D printer company, has introduced an independent double extrusion system for its Mavis 3D printer. The system makes it easy to make two identical prints in a short space of time. More

Google Arts and Culture presents 3D printed vases at Indian museum

Feb.20, 2018 - Google Arts and Culture has unveiled a series of 10 3D printed vases at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum. The 3D printed pieces are part of the 'Future Relics' project. More

Check out this incredible 3D printed topographical map of the USA

Feb.20, 2018 - Reddit user [rittmafat] has created an incredible 3D printed map of the USA, complete with exaggerated topography. The 3D printed model shows the extreme difference in landscape between the East and West. More

Voxeljet sending half a million liters of 3D printed sand to Michigan

Feb.20, 2018 - German large-format 3D printer company voxeljet AG will supply more than 500,000 liters of 3D printed sand to Tooling and Equipment International (TEI) over the next three years. TEI is the largest user of 3D printed sand in the USA. More

Stelia Aerospace uses WAAM 3D printer for aluminum fuselage panel

Feb.20, 2018 - Stelia Aerospace, a French company that makes aerostructures and aircraft seats, has used 3D printing for its latest fuselage panel. The self-reinforcing panel, developed with Constellium, Centrale Nantes, and the CT Ingénierie group, is cheap and lightweight. More

3D printed smartphone microscope could help diagnose malaria

Feb.20, 2018 - Researchers from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a 3D printed add-on clip that turns smartphones into fully functional microscopes. The clip is free to download. More

Boeing and Oerlikon team up to standardize titanium 3D printing for aerospace parts

Feb.20, 2018 - Boeing has entered into a five-year partnership with technology group Oerlikon for the development and standardization of metal 3D printing processes and materials. The collaboration will seek to advance additive manufacturing for the production of structural titanium aerospace parts. More

3D printing software startup Beamler acquires fellow Dutch company Printr

Feb.20, 2018 - Dutch 3D printing software company Beamler has acquired Printr, another software company that has created an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system for desktop 3D printers. Printr had previously ceased operations in October 2017. More

Dubai to unveil first 3D printed villa by April

Feb.20, 2018 - Dubai is trying to make good on its plan to have 25 percent of all buildings in the city 3D printed by the year 2030, and has taken another step towards realizing that goal. The city plans to unveil its first 3D printed villa in the next two months. More

Pioneer of 3D printed design Joris Laarman gets High Museum of Art exhibition in Atlanta

Feb.19, 2018 - A new exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta is highlighting the work of Joris Laarman, a Dutch designer known for his forward-thinking and experimental 3D printed pieces. The exhibition, entitled 'Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age,' opened its doors yesterday. More

Into the great un-gnome: 3D printed anti-communism gnome blasted into space

Feb.19, 2018 - A 3D printed model of a Polish 'krasnal' gnome, a symbol of the city of Wroclaw and of peaceful resistance against the communist regime of the 1980s, has been launched into the stratosphere. It celebrates 100 years of Polish independence. More

3D printable 'Epic Sci-Fi Tiles' for tabletop RPGs now on Kickstarter

Feb.19, 2018 - Epic Dungeon Tiles, a company that creates 3D printable tabletop sets for RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest RPG tile collection: Epic Sci-Fi Tiles. More

Structo Velox: first desktop 3D printer with integrated automated post-processing

Feb.19, 2018 - Singapore-based dental 3D printing company Structo has unveiled the Structo Velox, a dental 3D printer with integrated autonomous post-processing. The printer has three stages: print, wash, and cure, and shortens the time it takes to print models, denture bases, and other dental items. More

The 5 most successful crowdfunded 3D printers of all time

Feb.19, 2018 - Crowdfunding, through platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, has allowed 3D printing startups to get their 3D printer onto the market (for better or worse!) without third-party investment. These are the five biggest 3D printing crowdfunding campaigns ever, featuring Formlabs, Tiko, and others. More

3D CAD simulation platform SimScale integrates Parasolid, HOOPS Exchange

Feb.19, 2018 - Cloud engineering platform SimScale is collaborating with Siemens PLM Software and Tech Soft 3D to optimize simulation workflow with better CAD model handling. The new SimScale integrates both Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange. More

Dad uses 3D printing to convince kids he stole the moon in hilarious prank

Feb.19, 2018 - Did you notice the moon was missing was Thursday? Two little kids did when their dad convinced them he had stolen it from the sky. More

3D printed chest prosthesis aids recovery of Welsh man with massive tumor

Feb.19, 2018 - A grandfather in Wales has become the country's first man to have his chest wall rebuilt with a 3D printed prosthesis. The man, Peter Maggs, had three ribs and half his breastbone removed to get rid of a large tumor. More

California 3D printer company Robo targets Asian market

Feb.18, 2018 - Robo, a 3D printer manufacturer based in San Diego, California, has announced plans to expand its business to a number of Asian regions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. More

Missouri students 3D print prosthetic paw for Tucker the Australian shepherd

Feb.18, 2018 - Tucker, an adorable Australian shepherd born with an underdeveloped hind paw, was recently fitted with a 3D printed prosthetic. The prosthetic, which could help the five-year-old dog walk more evenly, was 3D printed by a dedicated team from the University of Missouri. More

3D print your own DIY thermal camera

Feb.18, 2018 - Well, the Ruiz Brothers from over at Adafruit have done it again: made another awesome and fully reproducible project that combines 3D printing and electronics. The make, a 3D printed thermal camera, is the perfect DIY project for this winter weekend. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: Adidas, Nano Dimension, Porsche, Olympics, more

Feb.17, 2018 - 3D printed shoes, sports cars, Olympic gear, and superheroes! Find some of this week's top 3D printing news stories here. More

Make your own 3D printed Hyrule Castle from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Feb.17, 2018 - Thingiverse user [Jbenedetto84] has designed a 3D printable Hyrule Castle from the Nintendo Switch game Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The 3D model was ripped from the game, and comprises both the castle and its grounds. More

EOS subsidiary ALM releasing three new industrial 3D printing materials next month

Feb.16, 2018 - German 3D printing company EOS has launched three new 3D printing materials suitable for industrial applications. All three products, to be released through EOS Group's subsidiary ALM, fall into the high-performance polymer category and will be available for purchase as of March 2018. More

HeartFlow raises $240M to commercialize 3D heart model diagnosis technology

Feb.16, 2018 - HeartFlow, Inc., a California-based medical tech company specializing in 3D heart models, has secured $240M through a Series E financing round. The investment will help accelerate the commercial expansion of the company's 3D model analysis tools. More

3D printing on the production line: Markforged guide offers advice for manufacturers

Feb.16, 2018 - Markforged has released a white paper detailing how businesses can incorporate 3D printing into the production line. The guide discusses cost drivers, factory applications, materials, and more, and recommends additive manufacturing as a repair and maintenance tool. More

New STEM kits for 3Doodler Start let kids 3D draw their own robotic dinosaurs, insects, more

Feb.16, 2018 - At the upcoming American International Toy Fair 2018, WobbleWorks, the company behind the famous 3Doodler 3D printing pen, will be unveiling its latest kid-friendly product series. Somewhat surprisingly, it's not a new 3D pen model, but I'm sure it will excite its customers equally. More

Queen Mary scientists study 3D printed cell structures with ink that mimics your body

Feb.16, 2018 - Researchers from the UK's Queen Mary University of London have used a 3D printing technique to create constructs that resemble biological structures. The structures are embedded in an ink that resembles natural environments. More

Is it 3D printable? Fraunhofer IGD's amazing 3D scanning system provides real-time insights

Feb.16, 2018 - Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD have developed a new industry 4.0 3D scanner and view planning system that autonomously scans objects while determining their 3D printability in real time. More

Carbon's new DENTCA and DREVE resins bolster 3D printing in dentistry

Feb.16, 2018 - Following an announcement that it was releasing two new software tools for its Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology, 3D printing company Carbon has reported two new partnerships that will solidify and strengthen its position in the dental market. More

i.materialise introduces new Multicolor+ UV Inkjet 3D printing material

Feb.15, 2018 - i.materialise, the online 3D printing service of Belgian 3D printing company Materialise, has introduced a new UV Inkjet 3D printing material, Multicolor+. The material purportedly produces strong, full-color 3D printed parts. More

French startup Octobre71 sells colorful 3D printed eyewear

Feb.15, 2018 - Octobre71, a French eyewear startup, is leveraging 3D printing technologies to design and produce customized sunglasses that are 100 percent made in France. The stylish sunnies are 3D printed in partnership with French 3D printing service Sculpteo. More

Global Advanced Metals: spheroidization improves metal 3D printing powders

Feb.15, 2018 - Global Advanced Metals, a producer of tantalum products with locations in the US, Australia, and Japan, is setting up Tekna TEKSPHERO plasma spheroidization equipment at its plant in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The spherical powders it produces will be used for additive manufacturing. More

Cornell's RoMA robotic 3D printing system lets users design 3D objects with AR

Feb.15, 2018 - A team from Cornell University, including researcher Huaishu Peng, has developed a hybrid 3D printing system guided by AR. The system, called the Robotic Modeling Assistant or RoMA for short, lets users design 3D models in-situ using AR technology and have the model 3D printed simultaneously. More

Top 10 useful 3D printed accessories for any maker

Feb.15, 2018 - While 3D printing can be used to create almost any type of object, sometimes the handiest things to 3D print are for 3D printing itself. Check out some of the best 3D models for improving, organizing, or spiffing up your 3D printing work station. More

2 new software tools for Carbon M Series 3D printers: Advanced Auto Supports, Part Serialization

Feb.15, 2018 - 3D printing pioneer Carbon has introduced two new software tools for its Digital Light Synthesis technology: Advanced Auto Supports and Part Serialization. The tools are designed for Carbon's M Series printers and materials. More

NASA: 3D printed medical tools could help astronauts stay healthy on eventual Mars mission

Feb.15, 2018 - A new NASA microbiology project aims to develop 3D printable tools that can handle liquids such as blood samples without spilling in microgravity. The 3D printed instruments will be tested on the International Space Station (ISS), and could be used to keep astronauts healthy. More

Additive Industries names top 6 finalists of 3D printing redesign challenge

Feb.15, 2018 - Additive Industries, a Dutch pioneer of metal 3D printing technologies, recently announced the top six finalists of its Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2018. The six finalists each used metal 3D printing to redesign and improve an industrial part. More

3D4E at UCLA giving 3D printed ukuleles to nearby orphanage

Feb.14, 2018 - 3D4E at UCLA, a 3D printing student organization and part of 3D4E National, is using 3D printing to make musical instruments such as ukuleles and shakers. The group is passing its 3D printed instruments on to the nearby Maryvale orphanage. More

UnisBrands: Penn State student startup 3D prints customized shoes

Feb.14, 2018 - Nicholas Unis, a young entrepreneur and student at Penn State, has transformed his passion for footwear into a unique business idea. The finance and accounting student is the founder of UnisBrands, a fashion label that designs, produces, and sells 3D printed shoes. More

Rotterdam's The Chocolate Factory increases production, cuts costs thanks to 3D printing

Feb.14, 2018 - The Chocolate Factory, a Rotterdam-based chocolate company, recently integrated 3D printed components into its chocolate packaging machines. Since the transition, and with the ability to 3D print replacement parts on demand, the company has reported reduced machine downtimes. More

Marlin 3D printer firmware developer 'thinkyhead' seeking support

Feb.14, 2018 - One of the most active developers of 3D printer firmware Marlin has set up a Patreon account in order to continue coding. Marlin firmware is used in both RepRap and commercial printers, and is fully open source. More

The days of collapsing 3D printed concrete walls could be over

Feb.14, 2018 - A professor of Applied Mechanics at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a model for determining the dimensions and printing speeds needed to keep 3D printed concrete walls stable. More

Team USA aims to win gold with 3D printed sleds at Olympic luge competition

Feb.14, 2018 - With the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in well under way, it was only a matter of time before 3D printing was revealed to be involved. 3D printing giant Stratasys worked with the US Olympic Luge Team to 3D print specialized components for its sleds with the hope of snatching up a gold medal. More

3D printed skulls to accompany Dippy the dinosaur on UK tour

Feb.14, 2018 - The UK's most famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, is embarking on a nationwide tour. The dinosaur skeleton, which has been on display at London's Natural History Museum since 1979, will be accompanied by a couple of 3D printed skulls on its journey. More

Mbadika: Black Panther and 3D printing are helping teach kids about STEM

Feb.14, 2018 - Marvel's 'Black Panther' is having a truly amazing impact, not just in the entertainment industry but also in the tech sector. Non-profit Mbadika was inspired by the film and its amazing costumes to teach kids about STEM and 3D printing in a creative and dynamic way. More

You need this giant 3D printed Optimus Prime gun

Feb.13, 2018 - Bob Clagett, creator of the I Like To Make Stuff YouTube channel, has 3D printed a monstrous Optimus Prime blaser in homage to his favorite Transformers character. Clagett used the Lulzbot Taz 6 with MOARstruder to print some of the large sections. More

Caltech's Nanoscale metal 3D printing process could produce tiny circuits & aircraft parts

Feb.13, 2018 - Researchers from the California Institute of Technology'(Caltech) have developed a new process for the 3D printing of nanoscale metal structures. The process could be used to make tiny logic circuits, lightweight aircraft components, and more. More

How to start your own biomedical 3D printing laboratory at university

Feb.13, 2018 - The co-founder of MUN MED 3D, a 3D printing biomedical laboratory in Canada, has offered a series of tips for those looking to start a biomedical 3D printing laboratory on a college or university campus. More

3D printed nanotech device could provide answers in brain cancer, Alzheimers research

Feb.13, 2018 - Researchers at Genoa's Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy have used nanoscale 3D printing to develop a hybrid nanotech device that could help develop treatments for brain diseases and tumors. The 3D printed device mimics the blood-brain barrier. More

Adidas' 3D printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneakers coming sooner than expected

Feb.13, 2018 - Exciting news for those patiently awaiting the release of Adidas' new AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneaker. The 3D printed shoes, made using the sportswear giant's FUTURECRAFT technology, will be released on February 17 instead of their expected May release date. More

Hailey Dawson, young sports fan with 3D printed hand, drops puck at Vegas Golden Knights hockey game

Feb.13, 2018 - Hailey Dawson, a young girl with a 3D printed prosthetic arm, was invited to drop the puck at an NHL hockey game this past Sunday. Hailey had previously been invited by many professional baseball teams to throw the first ceremonial pitch using her 3D printed prosthetic. More

Materialise and PTC team up to improve 3D printing integration in Creo CAD software

Feb.13, 2018 - Materialise and software firm PTC have announced a partnership to expand upon the latter's Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software suite. Together, the companies are hoping to improve and simplify the 3D printing adoption process for businesses and manufacturers. More

3D printing helps Porsche produce extremely rare car parts for its classic models

Feb.13, 2018 - German sports car manufacturer Porsche has turned to 3D printing for the production of limited spare parts for its Classic range. Additive manufacturing will enable the auto manufacturer to create spare parts on demand for owners of classic Porsche models. More

Select 3D: Australian company developing 3D printed plaster for interior design

Feb.13, 2018 - Select 3D, an Australian 3D printing consultancy company, is developing new 3D printing applications for interior design. As part of the study, the company is testing the printability of a plaster-like 3D printed material. More

GoProto expands San Diego facility for HP Jet Fusion & 3ntr 3D printers

Feb.12, 2018 - Rapid prototyping company GoProto is expanding its San Diego facility in order to double the production capabilities of its HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)'3D printing technology. In doing so, GoProto becomes the second-largest MJF 3D printing provider in the world. More

S-Squared plans to 3D print affordable eco-friendly housing on Long Island

Feb.12, 2018 - S-Squared 3D printers, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Long Island, New York, says it has developed a new additive manufacturing system capable of printing concrete homes and buildings. The mobile 3D printing system can reportedly 3D print a house in roughly 72 hours. More

3D print your own wearable cosplay armor

Feb.12, 2018 - Gaming, fantasy, and sci-fi enthusiasts will already know that additive manufacturing is changing the cosplay game, as the technology enables people to create highly realistic cosplay props and costumes. Learn how to 3D print your own wearable cosplay armor today. More

Looking for filament-specific 3D printer settings? Find them all in one place

Feb.12, 2018 - 3DPrintingDB, a new 3D printing website, is aiming to make printing easier by providing a repository of aggregated printing settings for well-known 3D printing materials. The repository contains settings for filament types from individual brands. More

Dubai 3D printing company kits out Toyota GT86 with 3D printed parts

Feb.12, 2018 - Immensa Technology Labs, a 3D printing company based in Dubai, has 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The vehicle, driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, raced to victory at the Yas Marina Circuit earlier this month. More

Ford using 3D printing on Navigator, Expedition SUVs to meet increased demand

Feb.12, 2018 - American automaker Ford is using 3D printing, 400 new robots, and enhanced data analytics to increase production of its new Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs. $25 million has been invested to meet production targets. More

Skyrora: Scotland joins space race with 3D printed suborbital launch vehicle

Feb.12, 2018 - Edinburgh-based Skyrora, a company with partners in Ukraine, will launch a partially 3D printed suborbital vehicle from the north of Scotland later this year. Skyrora's rocket engines run on hydrogen peroxide and kerosene. More

Nano Dimension launches 3D Printed Electronics Service Bureau, first online service for on-demand printed electronics

Feb.12, 2018 - Nano Dimension, an Israeli company specializing in 3D printed PCBs, has just launched a new service dedicated to 3D printed electronics. The online service is said to be the first of its kind and will provide companies and individuals with the ability to order 3D printed electronics on demand. More

STYLY: cloud-based VR dev tool integrates Google Poly API

Feb.11, 2018 - STYLY, a cloud and browser-based virtual reality (VR) development service made by Japan's Psychic VR Lab, has integrated the Google Poly API, massively increasing its 3D model library. STYLY users can also select models from 3D modeling applications like Blender, Maya, and Sketchup. More

Creases provide 4D printing breakthrough for Italian mathematician

Feb.11, 2018 - A professor of mathematics at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy has made a breakthrough in 4D printing, the 3D printing of objects that are programmed to change shape over time. The discovery involves controlling the nucleation of localized creases in soft solids. More

Top 10 free 3D prints to warm your partner's heart this Valentine's Day

Feb.11, 2018 - Valentine's Day 2018 is just around the corner, and though it is a pretty cheesy holiday, it is also a much-needed pick-me-up in a cold and impossibly long winter. Here are 10 free 3D prints that are sure to please this V Day. More

Singapore: DNV GL opening Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence for oil & gas sector

Feb.10, 2018 - DNV GL, the international quality assurance and risk management firm, has announced it will be launching a Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The new facility will be dedicated to R&D for the oil & gas and offshore & marine (O&M) sectors. More

Top 3D printing stories of the week: HP, New Matter, Cheddar Man, GE Additive, more

Feb.10, 2018 - This week in 3D printing was marked by exciting new products, surprising revelations, some sad news, and more. Check out some of our top stories from the past week. More

3D print your very own Falcon Heavy rocket to commemorate SpaceX mission

Feb.10, 2018 - Looking for a way to commemorate the (mostly) successful Falcon Heavy rocket mission? Try 3D printing this miniature model of the rocket fairing designed by maker [psync]. The 3D printed rocket even comes with a cargo stand to put a toy car on! More

Black Panther's Queen Ramonda dons amazing 3D printed shoulder piece

Feb.9, 2018 - Marvel's upcoming superhero film 'Black Panther' has some serious talent behind it. Costume designer Ruth E Carter, one of the people who helped make the film one of the most anticipated of the year, dishes on how 3D printing was used for a special costume prop. More

MakerBot 3D printers help KUKA develop 'smart factory' robotic arms

Feb.9, 2018 - German robotics and automation company KUKA is using MakerBot 3D printers to make customized end-use 'hands' and other parts for its six-axis robotic arm systems. KUKA says 3D printing is helping the company achieve its smart factory targets. More

OMNI3D releases new CF-PA-12 carbon fiber 3D printing filament

Feb.9, 2018 - Polish 3D printing company OMNI3D recently released its latest 3D printing filament for FDM/FFF printers. Called CF-PA-12, the new material is a polyamide 12 composite plastic reinforced with carbon fibers. More

Grafter: remixing 3D printed machines by extracting their mechanisms

Feb.9, 2018 - Researchers from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have created Grafter, a software system for 'remixing' 3D printed machines. The tool allows users to combine mechanisms from multiple 3D printing projects while maintaining the functionality of each mechanism. More

Aurora Labs 3D prints metal parts 'slowly' to advance super-fast Large Format Technology

Feb.9, 2018 - Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs is moving steadily ahead with the development of its Large Format Technology, which the company says could become the fastest metal 3D printer for its size. More

'Civilisations': epic BBC doc gets companion AR app

Feb.9, 2018 - BBC R&D, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has launched the Civilisations Augmented Reality (AR) app, which was created with digital agency Nexus Studios. 3D scanning was used to digitize many fascinating artifacts, including famous artworks, for the app. More

Indian doctors move ahead with implantable 3D printed ears

Feb.9, 2018 - Doctors and medical scientists in Chennai, India are developing a method for 3D printing implantable ears. The research, which has been underway for two years but is moving ahead steadily, could one day be used to produce 3D printed ears for children with ear-related birth defects. More

Stratasys, SIA Engineering setting up 3D printing service center for commercial aviation in Singapore

Feb.8, 2018 - SIA Engineering (SIAEC), a Singapore-based aerospace company, is partnering with 3D printing giant Stratasys for the establishment of a 3D printing service center geared specifically towards 3D printing components for the commercial aviation industry. More

3D scanning gets Stanford students up close & personal with animal bones

Feb.8, 2018 - With the help of 3D scanning technology, Stanford University Libraries have turned almost 100 animal bones and bone fragments into digital 3D models. The 3D models can be used by zoologists and natural historians for teaching and research. More

Has 3D imaging settled the Queen Nefertiti mystery?

Feb.8, 2018 - Travel Channel has used 3D imaging technology to reconstruct the face of King Tut's mother. The researchers say the woman, nicknamed the 'Younger Lady,' could actually be Queen Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. More

Cherish your furry friends with miniature 3D printed pet models

Feb.8, 2018 - A Calgary-based company is now offering Canadian pet owners the opportunity to 3D print realistic models of their animal friends. The company, GravityB 3D, is taking 3D selfies to a whole new (and much furrier) level. More

FDM 3D printer company Ultimaker joins GE Additive Education Program

Feb.8, 2018 - Dutch FDM 3D printer specialist Ultimaker has joined GE's Additive Education Program (AEP). Ultimaker, whose Ultimaker 3 3D printer was released in October 2016, joins the program as a sponsor and supplier. More

Polymaker, INTAMSYS to develop industrial FDM 3D printing solutions in new PMPP partnership

Feb.8, 2018 - 3D printing materials company Polymaker has announced a new partnership with Chinese 3D printer manufacturer INTAMSYS. The strategic alliance will aim to improve the integration of 3D printers and materials for a better 3D printing experience and higher-quality prints. More

Kit out your gaming room with awesome DOTA 2 3D printed map from WhiteClouds

Feb.8, 2018 - 3D modeling and printing specialist WhiteClouds has unveiled its DOTA 2 3D Map Model, an expansive and finely detailed 3D printed terrain based on the popular multi-player online battle arena game. Three versions of the 3D printed map model can be purchased starting at $699. More

New Matter shutting down at end of Feb, concern for MOD-t 3D printer users

Feb.8, 2018 - New Matter, the company behind the MOD-t 3D printer, is shutting down at the end of February, citing financial problems. The company will continue to offer limited technical support to MOD-t users over the following months, but MOD-t printers will lose their Wi-Fi functionality later this year. More

Resin 3D printing used to make Brainwavz B400 audiophile earphones

Feb.8, 2018 - Brainwavz, a high-end earphone company owned by GPGS, has used resin 3D printing to make the B400, its latest audiophile-grade earphones. The earphones make use of four balanced armature drivers and a 3D printed housing. More

Shark-inspired 3D printed structures pave way for next-gen drones, planes & wind turbines

Feb.7, 2018 - Researchers from Harvard University have turned to the fiercest underwater predators, sharks, for inspiration in designing next-generation planes, drones, wind turbines, and cars. According to the researchers, shark skin can provide valuable insights into creating more aerodynamic structures. More

3D Systems releases 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, promises easy lattice generation

Feb.7, 2018 - 3D Systems has released a new version of its 3DXpert 3D printing tool for use within Dassault Systèmes' SOLIDWORKS CAD platform. The tool lets SOLIDWORKS users prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing. More

3D printed syntactic foam could enable new generation of deeper-diving submarines

Feb.7, 2018 - A breakthrough in 3D printed foam materials could help to advance and improve submarine vehicles, even allowing the underwater crafts to explore at greater depths. More

Altair introduces new simulation-driven Inspire 2018 design software

Feb.7, 2018 - Michigan-based Altair has released Inspire 2018, the latest version of its simulation-driven design software. Inspire 2018 is aimed at designers and engineers who require a program that includes generative design & optimization tools and simulation capabilities. More

MannaBot One: a 3D printer for cannabis patches

Feb.7, 2018 - MannaRobotics, a partner of cannabis company Manna Molecular, has built a 3D printer for printing cannabis extracts. The MannaBot One (MB1) delivers a programmed amount of cannabis extract onto a transdermal patch, which can be stuck onto the skin for a controlled dosage over time. More

Desktop Metal, Dassault Systèmes partnership results in Live Parts generative design tool for SOLIDWORKS

Feb.7, 2018 - Metal 3D printing specialist Desktop Metal has partnered with additive manufacturing software company Dassault Systèmes for education and generative design projects. The partnership was announced at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. More

3D printed reconstruction of 10,000-year-old man's face sparks revelation about ancient Brits

Feb.7, 2018 - Thanks to advanced DNA research and 3D printing technologies, we now know what one of the earliest British people looked like. A team from London's Natural History Museum and University College London has just unveiled a highly realistic 3D model of the famous 'Cheddar Man.' More

CECIMO and EPMA to boost 3D printing across Europe through new collaboration

Feb.7, 2018 - CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industry, is collaborating with the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) to promote and bolster the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies across the continent. More

Creator of Liberator 3D printed gun talks state of DIY handguns in new video

Feb.7, 2018 - Cody Wilson, director of divisive open-source weapons organization Defense Distributed, has spoken about homemade firearms in a new video from ReasonTV. Wilson shot to fame in 2013 when his organization created the 'Liberator,' a 3D printed one-shot pistol. More

333D to sell official 3D printed player figurines for Football Federation Australia

Feb.7, 2018 - 333D, an Australian 3D printing company, has signed an official licensing agreement with the Football Federation Australia (FFA). As per the agreement, 333D will 3D print, distribute, and sell official FFA soccer player figurines. More

Forté: user-driven generative design tool for easy optimization of 3D printed objects

Feb.6, 2018 - Anthony Chen, a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University, has created an interactive sketch tool called 'Forte' that lets users create generative designs for 3D printing. The tool has been used to make 3D printed furniture, shoes, robot legs, and other items. More

Augmented reality smart glasses let you see life through George Washington's eyes

Feb.6, 2018 - Major US historical sites like George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation house and James Monroe's Highland estate are being modernized with augmented reality (AR) tours that utilize smart glasses. ARtGlass is partnering with Epson to provide the futuristic technology. More

World first: 3D printed camper with 100-year life expectancy to be printed in Saskatoon, Canada

Feb.6, 2018 - Saskatoon-based Wave of the Future 3D has partnered with Saskatchewan Polytechnic and local 3D printing & coffee shop Create Cafe to build 'The Wave,' which could very well be the world's first 3D printed camper trailer. More

Sweden's Sandvik invests $25M in new metal powder plant for additive manufacturing

Feb.6, 2018 - Sandvik, the Swedish engineering company, has announced it will be investing about 200 million SEK ($25 million) to establish a new facility for manufacturing fine metal powders for additive manufacturing applications. More

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch inspires 3D printed carbon fiber lamp

Feb.6, 2018 - Andrew McCalip, founder of Cosine Additive, has 3D printed a lamp inspired by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The piece of home decor is the perfect commemoration for today's Falcon Heavy rocket launch. More

FDM 3D printer bed leveling with cheap piezoelectric elements

Feb.6, 2018 - RepRap 3D printing engineers Michael Simpson'and Simon Khoury have carried out a scientific study into the use of cheap piezoelectric elements for bed leveling and nozzle contact detection in FDM FFF 3D printers. The study found the elements effective even at high temperatures. More

Could 3D printing be used to provide wireless power in space?

Feb.6, 2018 - Researchers from the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) in South Carolina have used 3D printing to create a wireless triboelectric nanogenerator that generates electricity from motion and vibrations. More

BIOLIFE4D partners with Northwestern, launches Mini-IPO for 3D bioprinted organs

Feb.6, 2018 - BIOLIFE4D, a medical tech firm specializing in 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, has announced a new collaboration with Northwestern University. Through the partnership, the company will be given access to Northwestern's state-of-the-art research facilities. More

Unlimited Tomorrow: 3D printed prosthesis startup founded by teenager attracts Stratasys, Dassault Systèmes

Feb.6, 2018 - Additive manufacturing giant Stratasys 3D software specialist Dassault Systemes have teamed up with Unlimited Tomorrow, a 3D printed prosthetics startup that uses 3D scanning and flexible materials to make low-cost robotic arms for amputees. More

Capita's 3D printed snowboards ready to carve up the slopes

Feb.6, 2018 - Capita, a snowboard maker with distributors all around the world, is using FDM 3D printers to make stronger snowboard sidewalls. FUS3D, its new manufacturing tech, uses a strong recyclable thermoplastic which connects to the wooden core of the board. More

12 of the best 3D pens and 3D printing pens

Feb.5, 2018 - From mini Eiffel Towers drawn in 3D, to architectural models, to intricate and unique fashion pieces, 3D printing pens have been an integral part of the 3D printing industry, especially on its creative side. Check out the industry's favorite 3D pens here. More

box3d: 3D printer enclosure that eliminates fumes smashes Kickstarter goal

Feb.5, 2018 - A Kickstarter has been launched for box3d, a 3D printer enclosure kit that controls 3D printing climate, extracts fumes, and reduces noises. The kit is being marketed at both personal and professional 3D printer users. More

New software from MIT generates 3D printable microstructures with custom mechanical properties

Feb.5, 2018 - Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are at the forefront of new materials design and, according to a recent study, have just made a significant breakthrough that could have an impact on 3D printing. More

HP launches full color Jet Fusion 300 & 500 3D printers, teams with Dassault Systemes

Feb.5, 2018 - Printing giant HP has introduced a new full color 3D printer series, Jet Fusion 300 / 500, with prices starting at around $50,000. The company has also announced a new collaboration with Dassault Systemes. More

This 3D printed marshmallow grill is all you need this February

Feb.5, 2018 - Dying for a tasty campfire treat but don't want to face the February cold? Try 3D printing your own marshmallow grill instead: it's small, it's hilarious, and it hopefully won't poison you. More

3D printed phantom models from Russia could improve cancer radiation therapy

Feb.5, 2018 - A team of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Russia is developing a use for 3D printing which could help doctors verify and even improve radiotherapy treatment plans for cancer patients. More

New SOLIDWORKS add-in for Nano Dimension's DragonFly 2020 Pro simplifies 3D printed electronics design

Feb.5, 2018 - Israeli additive manufacturing company Nano Dimension Ltd. has partnered with French software company Dassault Systemes to implement a new SOLIDWORKS add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer. More

Job opportunities for UAE experts in 3D printing, drones, AR VR, blockchain, AI

Feb.5, 2018 - A new report from Robert Walters Middle East suggests sales, marketing, legal, and finance professionals will be UAE's most in-demand employees this year. It also predicts that the next wave of jobs will come from 3D printing or additive manufacturing, blockchain, AR/VR, and other technologies. More

GE Additive now taking 2018 applications for its $10M 3D printing education program

Feb.5, 2018 - GE Additive is moving ahead with its plan to put a 3D printer in every school. Applications for the 2018 cycle of its $10 million Additive Education Program are now being accepted. More

This DIY 3D printed lamp shows real-time weather with amazing LED light display

Feb.4, 2018 - Maker 'Gosse Adema' has uploaded an Instructables tutorial for an awesome 3D printed 'Weather/Matrix Lamp,' which is not only colorful and bright but can also keep you updated about the weather outside in real time. More

Metro Block: 3D printed models of Dallas skyline bring residents closer to their city

Feb.3, 2018 - Two Texas-based IT specialists have founded Metro Block, a company that aims to foster city pride using miniature 3D printed models of neighborhoods. At present, Metro Block is only operating in Dallas, but plans to expand to other cities. More

Deakin University experiments with customized 3D printed food for people with swallowing disorders

Feb.2, 2018 - A team of researchers has used 3D printing to help out people who suffer from swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia. The technology allows for different food textures and shapes to be printed, introducing greater taste and visual variety into sufferer's modified meals, which are often found to be unappealing. More

Hiro Creations makes huge 3D printed Star Wars model with budget Monoprice printer

Feb.2, 2018 - Yasu Tano of'Hiro Creations spent a whole year using Monoprice Delta 3D printers to print various props, cosplay outfits, and other geeky bits and bobs. Highlights include a life-size'K-2SO droid from Star Wars spinoff'Rogue One. More

De Rigueur Designs introduces custom 3D printed jewelry line and BEZEL mobile app

Feb.2, 2018 - De Rigueur Designs has unveiled its 3D printed metal jewelry line available on the company's newly launched BEZEL app, a live hand tracking augmented reality e-commerce platform. More

Tokyo University of Technology student 3D prints ice structures with a modified desktop 3D printer

Feb.2, 2018 - A graduate student from the Tokyo University of Technology in Japan has modified a desktop 3D printer to print small structures and shapes from ice. The technology uses a liquid hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas to instantly freeze water that is extruded simultaneously. More

Argentinian researchers develop new 3D bio-printed wound dressings for diabetes sufferers

Feb.2, 2018 - A team of researchers based in Buenos Aires have pioneered a new technique for fabricating wound dressings, which is designed specifically to help diabetics. The improved fit of their bio-based 3D printed dressings, along with the integrated antibiotics delivery system, should reduce the chance of infection and improve the healing process. More

€7.9M awarded to FollowKnee for development of 3D printed prosthetic knee joints

Feb.2, 2018 - A collaborative effort between different companies and organizations in France should improve the treatment of knee conditions in the near future. FollowKnee is making use of 3D printing and scanning to produce better prosthetic knee joints, as well as developing sensors and AR technology to improve surgery and the recovery process. More

Noumena's Robotic Habitats with 3D printed robots explores the evolution of artificial intelligence

Feb.1, 2018 - Noumena, an innovative Barcelona-based group of engineers, designers, and architects, is investigating how artificial intelligence and robots might evolve and survive in our world through a recent (partially 3D printed) installation called 'Robotic Habitats.' More

Eclipse predicts additional $1M revenue within three years with new Massivit 1800 3D printer

Feb.1, 2018 - Massivit 3D Printing Technologies today announced that Columbus (OH)-based creative design company, Eclipse Corp. has installed a Massivit 1800 3D Printing Solution to drive new business and differentiate its service offering against traditional print company competitors. More

Scientists successfully 3D printed living cells using 'in-air microfluidics' technique

Feb.1, 2018 - Using a new technique they call "in-air microfluidics," University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and 'on-the-fly' production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissue, for example. The work is presented in Science Advances. More

Cycle Pharmaceuticals: 3D printed orphan drugs to hit market in 2-3 years

Feb.1, 2018 - Cambridge-based Cycle Pharmaceuticals has just announced its strategy to harness 3D printing technology as a chief means of producing prescription drugs by way of a new partnership with Aprecia Pharmaceuticals. The partnership will see Cycle develop and commercialise 3D printed drugs for rare diseases, also known as 'orphan drugs.' More

Esma & Special Platings to 3D print customized titanium eyewear with 135K CrossRoads2 subsidy

Feb.1, 2018 - Flemish metal 3D printing company Esma and Dutch company Special Platings have announced they will be partnering with the goal of manufacturing customized titanium glasses frames using 3D printing technologies. The companies are supported by a 135K subsidy. More

ZER debuts 3D printed 'CONNECT3D' collection with Samsung at Madrid Fashion Week

Feb.1, 2018 - ZER, a Spain-based design studio, has unveiled its latest collection, CONNECT3D, on the runway at Madrid Fashion Week. The innovative collection, which was the winner of the Samsung Ego Innovation Project, features a number of 3D printed garments and seamlessly combines fashion and tech. More

IDC Japan report: 3D printing mainly used for production, transport, electrical machinery

Jan.31, 2018 - The Japanese arm of research giant IDC has released the results of its domestic 3D printing user survey. Amongst other findings, the survey revealed that 85.7 per cent of responding companies are using 3D printers to make prototypes. More

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